A bit of cooked Barley was the “by-product” of my Healthy Lemon Ginger Barley Water recipe awhile back. Well, if you know me, you know I try to waste nothing, and sure didn’t want to waste a morsel of wonderful, chewy, nutty Barley. (I love it, and so should you, btw! It’s really good for you!) And so I went on a quest and that quest ended in this Salad with Smoky Sheet Tray Roasted Vegetables & Barley. It’s a lot to use a cup of Barley, huh?!
Have you ever had Barley Water? It’s been made for centuries and extolled for all its health benefits, so I thought it was high time I put a recipe out for my Healthy Lemon Ginger Barley Water.
It turns out that Barley Water isn’t just a Scottish tradition but has been made since ancient times and has been shared by many cultures.
Fall comes, the leaves turn and at that first temperature drop, I seem to crave comfort food. I actually have a list of comfort food. Well, not a formal one, but one in my head, and Beef & Barley Soup ranks high on that list. What ranks even higher on my list is this Instant Pot Beef & Barley Soup.
AARP. Who knew? I’ve been a proud member, according to my card, since 2015, but looking back I wish I would have signed up earlier.
Beef Barley Soup seems to have never gotten really gotten it’s due as a world-class soup. Maybe because most of us use the recipe on the back of the box. That Beef Barley Soup is good fare, but not exceptionally great. And I like it. I’d never turn down a bowl if you know what I mean. But a real deal homemade Beef Barley Soup, starting from scratch? Now that I love. What I love even more is this shortcut version.
Diners, Drive Ins & Dives is on Netflix this season and this episode features the Sparrow Tavern in Astoria, New York – a run down rock & roll type bar with gourmet style. One of their star items was the Sparrow Veggie Burger and even the carnivores were going on about it. After I made them, I can see why – they’re flippin’ AWESOME! A bit of work, but the best Veggie Burger I’ve ever had!